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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit:

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Just when I thought I’d found my favourite Stampin’ Up! card kit, another gorgeous one comes along!!!

I’ve had such fun with this kit. It makes 20 beautiful cards, covering a range of occasions and the best bit is, each card is different. No two cards are the same. Absolutely everything you will require to make your gorgeous card collection is supplied in a beautiful gift box. You could happily present this set as a gift to friends and family, even if they aren’t crafters, as the stamp set, block, ink spots and embellishments are all supplied. AND!!! the stamps are included in the price! It’s an absolute bargain. Or, make up the cards and present them as a gift set. I have to say the stamp sentiments are really lovely and in such beautiful fonts. There is everything to LOVE about this kit. Now ….. the only warning I would give is …… if you are planning to gift this kit, you will definitely need to buy one for yourself, otherwise you won’t be able to part with it. Yes, it’s that gorgeous!!! Stampin’ Up! have done us proud with this years’ kits, without a doubt.

Below are some quick pics of the kit as I’ve made it up for my Craic & Crafting Classmates this week. I should point out that I’ve added a couple of bits and pieces to some of the cards simply to illustrate that you could use some of your existing Stampin’ Up! craft stash to compliment the kit …. however …. this is not strictly necessary, as the kit in itself is gorgeously complete. I’ve added a link directly to Craft Shopping Heaven for you to make it easier for you to get your hands on this ‘must have’ kit.

Oh and here are some quick pics of some of the Thank You gifts I’m making for this project class. 🙂 They are tiny little fridge magnets. Aren’t they cute!!! And each one will have the recipients initial tied with Natural Thread.

Enjoy x

 

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Sea Street: with Baby Wipe technique

Hi Folks,

Hooray the sun in shining!! At least for now. Give it another 15 minutes and it could be pouring with rain again. Anyhow, that’s neither here nor there. When I’m in my craft room I’m in my own personal little heaven 🙂 .

You've gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It's so cute!!!

You’ve gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It’s so cute!

 

Today I have a cute little card technique for you. It’s the amazing Baby Wipe technique and I just love it!!! I hope you like it too. Check out my video and don’t forget to leave me a comment/like. I love to hear from you all. As a ‘thank you’, I will enter all blog comments on this post, to a free draw to win the demonstrated card (closes noon 7th July, 15), so do watch out for an update if you are chosen. Open to U.K only I’m afraid as I think there are legal restriction re ballots otherwise. Sorry. 😦

 

 

Don’t forget to check out my Online Shop for 24/7 shopping. All supplies for this project are listed below however this is only a suggestion. There are many gorgeous colour families to choose from in the shop. If you would like me to email you a copy of the supply list, just drop me a line. 🙂 If you’ve any queries, I am more than happy to help if I can.

 

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Cardstock:

133682 – Blackberry Bliss – 10.5 x 29.6cm

106549 – Whisper White – 9.5 x 13.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 9 x 13.3cm

Cardstock for punched sentiments also required

 

Ink Pads:

131181 – Soft Sky

126982 – Pool Party

133664 – Lost Lagoon

126976 – Sahara Sand

126975 – Crumb Cake

126978 – Soft Suede

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

138327 – Delightful Dijon

102283 – Versamark

 

Reinkers:

133648 – BlackBerry Bliss

133649 – Hello Honey

133650 – Lost Lagoon

(Baby Wipe required)

 

Markers:

105021 – White Gel Pen

Non S.U – Versamark Pen

133654 – Blackberry Bliss

138333 – Delightful Dijon

133654 – Lost Lagoon

131261 – Soft Suede

138333 – Cucumber Crush

138333 – Watermelon Wonder

 

Stamp Sets:

133988 – Sea Street

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

133230 – Perfect Pennants

 

Punches:

119857 – Word Window

Modern Label – retired. (could replace with 138396 – Washi Label)

 

Other:

103083 – Stampin’ Buddy

101610 – Stampin’ Sponge

103579 – Paper Snips

109032 – White Embossing Powder

101930 – Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Smoky Slate Embossing Powder – retired (could replace with 109131 – Silver)

122941 – Mini Brads

126189 – Piercing Tool

126199 – Piercing Mat

102300 – Bone Folder

110755 – Tombow

129026 – Fast Fuse or 138995 – Tear Tape

104430 – Dimensionals

129722 – Stampin’ Trimmer

129851 – Clear Blocks

126200 – Stampin’ Scrub

102394 – Stampin’ Mist

129055 – Heat Tool

 

Summer Silhouettes: – on watercolour card

Don't you just love the colours in this!!!

Don’t you just love the colours in this!!!

 

 

Hi Folks.

Well, it has finally stopped blowing a gale and we have been having a couple of days glorious sunshine. During those wet, blustery days, I had my New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue to cheer me. I can’t put it down!!! If you would like your very own copy (U.K only I’m afraid – so sorry) just email me to cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com and I will get one in the post to you. I would ask however that you only request a copy if you plan to purchase from me as obviously there is a cost to myself to purchase these catalogues in the first place. 🙂 Thank you. x

In celebration of all above I’m sharing a bright, colourful little card that was inspired by the very talented Michelle Zindorf. I just love the depth of colour in this. I hope you like my interpretation of it. Do check out my video tutorial and feel free to leave me some feedback. I would love to hear from you.

Details of project and materials are below along with a handy link to my online shop to help you easily purchase your goodies to make this. If you’ve any queries, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂

 

Click Here For Supplies !!! 🙂

 

Until next time

Lilian xx

 

 

 

Cardstock:

106549 – Whisper White – 10.5 x 29.6cm

NB: would actually be better put on heavier Whisper White 140490

121688 – Basic Black – 9 x 12.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 8 x 11.8cm

122959 – Watercolour paper – 7.5 x 11.4cm

 

Ink Pads:

131172 – Blushing Bride

126948 – Melon Mambo

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

126959 – Wild Wasabi

106960 – Stazon White

 

Punches:

119857 – Word Window punch

(retired) Modern Label punch – you could possibly use the Washi Label Punch in place of this 138296

Markers:

133654 – Blackberry Bliss

131263 – Pear Pizzazz

131263 – Wild Wasabi

105021 – White Gel Pen

 

Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

 

Accessories:

133773 – Sponge Daubers

101610 – Sponges

110755 – Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Celebrate today: – seeing double bunnies :)

More fun with this little Bunny stamp.

Whilst the stamp is sold specifically as an Easter stamp it is easily adapted for many other occasions and I’ve enjoyed having a little play around with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Drop me a quick comment to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

 

 

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Materials

Card/Paper

  • Basic Black card stock (124267) – 21cm x 14.8cm card base (Score and fold 10.5cm) or 10.5cm x 29.6cm (Score and fold 14.8cm)
  • Whisper White card stock (106549) – 9.5cm x 13.8cm. Plus card for 2 balloons
  • Pistachio Pudding card stock (131177)
  • Daffodil Delight card stock (121680)

 Punches

  • Itty Bitty Accents (133787)

 Dies

  • Balloon Framelits Dies (137362) – Bundle with the Celebrate today stamp set and save 15% (enter code 138869)

 Stamp Sets

  • Stamp Sets: – Happy Easter Bunny (137152) – Celebrate Today (137138) – Sheltering Tree (137163) – Hello Life (137136)

Embellishments

  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – 1 (119246)

 Inking and Colouring Tools

  • Heat Gun (129054) UK Plug code
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Embossing Powder – Smoky Slate (129396)

Inking and Colouring

  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Blushing Bride (131263) – Pool Party (131263) – Melon Mambo (131259) – Night of Navy (100069) – Smoky Slate (131261) – Basic Gray (131261)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Ink Pads – So Saffron – (126957) Wild Wasabi – (126959) Memento Black Ink Pad – (132708)

Basics: (see Basics page)

  • Multipurpose liquid glue  – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist

Tote Gift Bag: How to make a little gift bag that looks like the ‘real thing’ !!!

Hi Folks,

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy todays little tutorial. Please feel free to ask me any questions or just drop me a comment to say ‘Hi’. I love to hear from you.

I can’t believe May is almost over already!!! However it does turn my thoughts to summer and this little project makes the perfect presentation bag for summer gifts (birthdays, teacher thank you, just because). And it is amazing fun to do. So join me in making this now.

Check out the video tutorial and further details of project below.

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Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

 

 

 

 

Do send me pics of your creations and I will post them up on my blog. Email cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com.

Enjoy!!   🙂

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 Project Details:

Please note, this project was made using Imperial measurements so any reference to Metric measurements are an estimation and should be double checked.

  • Base Box (bottom) – 2 ½” (6.4cm) x 5 ¼” (13.4cm) – Score all four sides at ½” (1.3 cm) and snip all four corners, once only, to make corners.
  • Base Wrap (main bag piece) – The larger bag was 5” (12.7cm) depth or 3 ½” (8.9cm) for smaller bag x 12” (30.5cm) – you can change depth as required.
  • Bottom Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm)x 12” (30.5 cm) – a decorative strip may need more than ¾” – for scalloped bottom I used 7/8” x 12”
  • Top Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Strip – ½”(1.3 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Designer Label – Whisper White cardstock 2” (5.1 cm) x 1 1/8” (2.7 cm) and Matching Cardstock 2 1/8” (5.1 cm) x 1 ¼” (3.2 cm)
  • Handles (2 of) – ¾” (1.9 cm) x 8” (20.3 cm) (2 of = 3.8 cm x 20.3cm ) – for 5” bag make handle length longer if desired 
  • Side Loops – 3” (7.6cm) x 3/8” (1cm) (2 of = 7.6cm x 2cm)
  • Between Handle Stitch – ¾” (1.9cm) x 1 5/8” (4cm) (2 of = 3.8cm x 4cm)
  • Bag Charms – 1 ½” x 1 ½” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for 1” Circle Punch – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” (4.5cm x 4.5cm) for 1 ¼” Circle Scallop Punch – 1 1/2” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for Doggie Head
  • Brads – (4 of ) Antique Brads – 117273
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – ( 1 of ) – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – approx. 210 cm
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110775
  • Bone Folder – 102300
  • Dauber – 133773
  • Ink Pad to match/contrast the cardstock used – Basic Gray used – 126981
  • Score Board and Scoring Stylus – 122334
  • Piercing Mat – 126119
  • Piercing Tool – 126189
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
  • 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
  • 1- 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch – 127811
  • White Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Stamp Set – Hot Diggety Dog – 134024
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Design Credits for original inspiration:

Caroline Hallett

Delias Paper World

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Easy Peasy Double Slider Card:

Hi Folks,

It’s great to be back to my blog. It’s taken quite a time working with Microsoft Technical Support to resolve Malware issues on my PC. Fingers crossed, that’s all now sorted.

Anyhow, I thought I would share with you this fab card mechanism that I was shown about a year ago by my lovely Upline Clare McDonnell. I’ve actually made the card a little smaller than the original and my weekly classmates love it. I hope you like it.

Check out the video and full details below.

You can of course create your own design by using different cardstock and colours however if you do wish to copy mine, and you don’t already have these products, you need to check out my online shop ASAP as these products are retiring 2nd June.

For my customers with current S.U Catalogue, please remember that the catalogue retires on 2nd June, 2015 and not end of June.

The current Seasonal Catalogue also retires on that date.

So get shopping for those gorgeous Retiring items that you’ve just ‘got to have’ and enjoy the discounts too!!! 🙂

SHOP HERE!!!

 

Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack !!!

I love a bargain. 🙂

 

You will need: for closed card size (2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)

  • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ – score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″. I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Slider Panels – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (2 of ) I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Slider Panels – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (2 of ) I used Whisper White card stock – 106549
  • Outside Panels – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ for die cut (1 of ) I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Outside Panels –  2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ for die cut (1 of ) I used Whisper White card stock – 106549
  • Circle Punch – 1 1/4″ – 119861
  • Word Window Punch – 119857
  • Modern Label Punch – 119849 (retiring)
  • Cellophane Bag – 6″ x 8″ – 15.2cm x 20.3cm – 102210
  • Stamp Set – Something Lacy – 138900 (retiring)
  • Stamp Set – Your Perfect Day – 137160 (retiring)
  • Stamp Set – Label Love – 130622 (retiring)
  • Ink Pads – Baked Brown Sugar – 131174 (retiring)  Crisp Cantaloupe 131176 (retiring) Pear Pizzazz – 131180
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – 104294  (red strip retiring)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Until next time 🙂

Lilian x

Scottie Dog: Friend to Friend

Hi Everyone,

I’m back! Yay! Whilst I’m still having some issues with my PC at least I am able to get my blogging back underway.

I hope all is good with you. Brrrr!! It’s a bit chilly here this morning. We’ve had strange weather, alternating between brilliant sunshine and ‘relatively’ high temperatures (for Northern Ireland anyway) and hailstones and cold, cold winds. Today we’ve got rain. 😦

Anyhow, it’s lovely and cosy in my craft room and it’s my little happy place 😉

Recently I’ve been playing with the cute little Hot Diggety Dog stamp set. I hope you like the result.  Any questions or comments please do drop me a line as I would love to hear from you.

I’ve also added some other little cards I’ve made with this lovely stamp set and I have to credit Paula Knall and Michelle Last for design of 3 of these.

Details of products used are below and of course the direct link to craft shopping Heaven 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous Designer Series Papers and Embellishments while you’re browsing.

Hot Diggity Dog

Best friends

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

 

 

Materials:

Stamp Set:

  • Hot Diggity Dog – 134024
  • Lovely As A Tree – 127793
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 130042
  • Moon Lake – 138540

Cardstock:

  • Basic Black – 121688 – card base (10.5cm x 29.6cm score and fold at 14.8cm) also enough card for punched piece
  • Whisper White – 106549 – (9.5cm x 13.8cm) also enough for punched piece

Inking and Colouring:

  • Soft Sky inkpad – 131181
  • Pear Pizzazz inkpad  – 131180
  • Always Artichoke inkpad – 126972
  • Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad – 126976
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Basic Black and Basic Gray – Neutrals Collection – 131261
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive – Brights Collection – 131259
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Mossy Meadow – 2014/2016 In Color Collection – 133654

Punches:

  • Modern Label – 119849
  • Word Window – 119857

Basic Tools:

  • Brayer – 102395
  • Daubers – 133773
  • Uniball Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – 101049
  • Stampin Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394
  • Multipurpose Glue – 110755
  • Sticky Strip – 104294
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

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